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Villa Irlanda
Ranked #97 of 1,120 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This accommodation is a hidden gem, a truly tranquil place in the heart of the bustling city! A five minute walk to the colosseum and five minute walk to the nearest underground station. A relatively big room, a substantial en-suite and tea and coffee making facilities any time if the day. What more could you want in Rome?? It's very good value too and the staff are ultra friendly! There is also a swimming pool for use during the summer months. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

Love this place, safe & secure, very pretty and clean and inviting. Lemon and Orange trees pave the high walls surrounding the property, grounds itself stunning. Rooms basic but clean and cosy. Tea & Coffee making facilities very handy after a day of trecking around Rome. It was the perfect place to get married! Location absolutely perfect, Coloseum right on your door step and a 2 minute walk to the Lateran Palace/ San Giovanni Laterano. Will be back! Thanks for everything.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sharjah, UAE
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We stayed here for 9 nights in the run up to and just after our wedding which was also organised through the Irish College. Alison was very helpful throughout all the planning and everything went perfectly! Our families were able to stay at Villa Irlanda for the few days as well and took over the place, which was appreciated! There is a swimming pool which is open seasonly and a tennis/5 a side court which they have equipment for.
The rooms are simple but well appointed and clean.
There is a nice continental breakfast on offer and tea and coffee available throughout the day.
As other reviewers have said, perfectly located and peaceful haven while not being too far away from the hustle and bustle.
A big thank you to Alison and Chiara who were superstars and looked after all our requests, from booking the church, booking cars to and from the airport and a bus to take the trip on a vatican tour, flowers for the wedding and even a wheelchair rental for my granny!

We will be back and we will be recommending to others!
See you soon!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

This is one of the true hidden gems of Rome. The Irish College has spent a great deal of time, effort and money in converting this old convent to a modern, comfortable and extremely convenient home away from home. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court and five aside football pitch. The rooms are generously sized with lofty ceilings and large windows which open onto the gardens. In the morning the birds provide a lovley spectacle in the tall trees in the grounds. The staff couldn't be more helpful.

There are many fine restaurants in the environs, the colloseum being about seven minutes walk away (downhill). St John Lateran is just around the corner and I would commend the little electric busses which leave Lateran Square and conduct you to the Spanish steps in about 15 mins.

The Villa is an ideal location to stay in Rome - and very good value! I hope t be back soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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ireland
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Had great few days in Villa Irlanda. Was recommended the place by a friend who has often stayed there. Loction was great, as was quiet as well as being not too far from the centre. A very handy bus service was close and buses leaving very frequently. We were meant to spend just 2 first nights in a cottage (Cottage Catriona), because the rooms were booked out. It was a more expensive option as there was only 2 of us, but it was very nice. But as they had a cancellation for the cottage for our last 2 nights, Allison gave us the cottage for the same price as rooms would have cost for 2 last nights. Thanks a million for that!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Derry, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

On the recommendation of a friend we booked Villa Irlanda for a 4 night stay in Rome and we weren’t disappointed. Access to the Villa is via a side gate, accessible by residents only, behind the Irish College which is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Colosseum. Although the villa does have a religious flavour you don’t have to be a Catholic to stay here – it simply offers a calm and peaceful facilities in a very busy city.
We were warmly welcomed by Giorgio and were shown to our nicely appointed air conditioned room with small ensuite, large, comfortable bed, writing desk, fridge and a wardrobe with a safe. There is free wireless internet and it works well in the room with a decent speed. TV was also available in the room but surprisingly there was absolutely no English speaking news channel. Breakfast was plain but fresh and plentiful and access to tea and coffee making facilities was available to guests 24 hours a day. The grounds are lovely, well tended, and there is an outdoor pool (not available in November even though temperatures in Rome were equivalent to a pleasant summer’s day in Ireland!)
We found it to be a very good location for sightseeing as the hop-on hop-off buses all stop at the Colosseum and there’s a great little bus (No. 117) which travels from Piazza di San Giovanni to the Spanish Steps and runs until the early hours of the morning. There were plenty of places to eat nearby and there was also a little Carrefour Express store at the Colosseum end of the street where you can purchase items that can be stored in your fridge.
We would love to return to Rome and would certainly stay in Villa Irlanda again and have already highly recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Tee C
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Dublin, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Villa Irlanda is wonderful! George, who runs the front desk, is quite personable and helpful. Though this facility is booked through monasterystays.com, it is actually a former convent, now B&B with a very private wall and large, thick, heavy, bolted door that can only be circumvented by George when you "buzz" upon arrival. While Villa Irlanda is only a short 7 minute walk down a STEEP hill (up a STEEP hill on return) from the Colosseum and a subway terminal, the street is the road not taken by most, so it's quiet. There is NO CURFEW here, but there is a POOL, AIR CONDITIONING and FREE breakfast; nevertheless, the price is still just a little high. After taxes we paid $171 US a night. As compared to other similar rooms Irlanda's rate is a tad high, but doable.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Irlanda
Address: via san quattro nr Irish College | nr San Giovanni Laterno, Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Ranked #97 of 1,120 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Number of rooms: 12

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